Wimbledon 2017: Andy Murray suffering hip injury ahead of opening round

World No 1 Murray cancelled a second exhibition game at London's Hurlingham Club after being warned by his medical team to rest his sore hip.

The 30-year-old was seen hobbling through practice yesterday and a spokesman today confirmed that he will not play on Friday as he was scheduled to.

Nonetheless, at the back of Murray's mind will be what happened at the Queen's Club at the start of last week, when he lost in straight sets to Jordan Thompson, the World No 90.

He pulled out of Tuesday's (27 June) opening meeting with Frenchman Lucas Pouille due a hip problem, although was still expected to take to the grass on Friday.

That means Murray is unlikely to return the court until the weekend which is far from ideal preparation ahead of the championships next week.

But coach Ivan Lendl insisted there is no need to panic even though Murray will now go his first match at SW19 on Monday with only one full match on grass under his belt.

However, Murray is also looking forward to taking advantage of home comforts as he looks to win his third Wimbledon title, and says the pressure he feels around this time every year actually helps him to focus.

Djokovic, who took a wild card into the tournament, is the second-highest ranked men's player ever to compete at Eastbourne behind then-No.

Now he is one of the four favourites for the title with the bookmakers favouring Roger Federer to win his eighth Wimbledon crown. Today I think he's less confident.

Since usurping Novak Djokovic as world No1 at the end of last season with a stunning series of tournament wins, culminating in the ATP World Tour Finals, Murray has struggled with both illness and injury.